Richard Schroeder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Richard Schroeder
Personal information
Full name Richard Alan Schroeder
Nickname(s) "Rich"
National team United States
Born (1961-10-29) October 29, 1961 (age 56)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
College team University of California, Santa Barbara

Richard Alan Schroeder (born October 29, 1961) is an American former competition swimmer who was a breaststroke specialist and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Schroeder represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. He earned a gold medal by swimming the breaststroke leg for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. At the 1984 Olympics, he also competed in the men's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing fourth in the final with a time of 2:18.03.[1]

He also represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He won a gold medal swimming the breaststroke leg in the final of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay for the winning U.S. team. He also finished sixth in the final of the men's 100-meter breaststroke event with a time of 1:02.55.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Rich Schroeder. Retrieved November 8, 2012.